Second-year Knicks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis was booed the night he got drafted. The unknown Latvian never let it bother him — and Knicks fans have shown Porzingis the love ever since. Now the 7’3″ Porzingis is giving New York City more than just his tremendous effort on the court. He’s agreed to donate $500 for every block he records to charity.
Porzingis is working with the NY RENS Basketball Association. RENS stands for renaissance. The program is “designed to develop, improve, enrich and encourage each child’s way of life through a student athletic skill program that will offer the opportunity to reach full individual potential both on and off the court.” The cleverly named initiative is called KrisStops. Porzingis is averaging 1.2 blocks per game, which works out to about $600 per.
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— RENS Basketball (@RENShoops) November 20, 2016